By Jeffrey R. Weitzenkorn
Commander, Post 735 MA
On January 30, 2017, representatives of Sharon Post 735 presented a check in the amount of $1,600 to Richard Leeman, Assistant Chief of Voluntary Service, and Lana Otis, Voluntary Services Program Manager, at the Brockton Campus of the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System. The Post raised these funds during their Veterans Day solicitation at the local Shaws Supermarket from November 9th through 11th of last year.
These funds will be used to help hospitalized veterans for the personal needs of these men and women while undergoing treatment and extended care within the VA facility. Among the items provided are specialized telephones for paralyzed patients so that they may more easily maintain contact with their families.
Since 2009, the post has raised and contributed over $23,000 to this organization.
In addition, Post 735 has received the Jewish War Veterans Department of Massachusetts Community Service Award for their continued support of hospitalized veterans for the years 2014 and 2015. The post also regularly sponsors deserving seniors from Sharon High School and Stoughton High School at the annual Massachusetts Classmates Today Neighbors Tomorrow scholarship breakfast program.
Volume 71. Number 1. Spring 2017